Simple ideas:[Read more…] about How to Workout at the Park
One of the best ways to succeed:
Don’t censor yourself.
Speak your mind and don’t water it down.[Read more…] about Don’t Censor Yourself
My #1 skill: blogging.[Read more…] about ERIC KIM BLOGS
Combination of my interest in sociology, humans, and technology:[Read more…] about HOW I MASTERED MARKETING
We cannot control all the bad shit which has happened to us. Better to think:
[Read more…] about BLESSING IN DISGUISE.
Perhaps what I have experienced, or what I am currently experiencing is actually a blessing in disguise.
If you are given certain advantages in life, you’re stupid to NOT take it.
Let me explain:[Read more…] about If Someone Offers You Help, You’re Stupid to *NOT* Take It.
When we call people or kids ‘privileged’, what we really mean to say is ‘rich, advantaged’ (or sometimes) “ungrateful, spoiled, brat”, etc.
Why is this distinction important? Because true privilege means that the law doesn’t apply to you. That you are EXEMPT from the law.
For example, if I kill someone but I am rich enough, and can ‘buy off’ the cops, then I am privileged. And this happens a lot all around the world (even in America). Even in the states, if you’re rich or influential enough, you can even get away with murder.[Read more…] about Privilege Means ‘Above the Law’
My approach to intermittent fasting:[Read more…] about Why I Don’t Eat Breakfast or Lunch (In Praise of One Huge Dinner Meal a Day)
In praise of skepticism and suspicion:[Read more…] about Towards a More Critical and Rigorous Line of Thinking
Avoid the mainstream. Go “offstream”— make your own stream!
If you live in America, you’re American. Period. It doesn’t matter if you were born here, immigrated here, or somehow ended up here. You’re American. If you’ve spent any time living in America, perhaps for at least 10 years, you’re American.[Read more…] about Nationality over Race
We talk about a non-gender binary. Shouldn’t we also apply the same line of thinking to race?[Read more…] about *BEYOND* the Racial Binary
Do you remember Google+? Flickr? Tumblr? Livejournal? Xanga? Facebook?
Moral of the story:
[Read more…] about Don’t Build Your Kingdom on Quicksand
All external platforms will either eventually die or screw you over in one way or another. Thus the goal: OWN YOUR OWN PLATFORM!
I don’t think Google is evil. The more nuanced view:
Google is low-key sneaky.
My thoughts:[Read more…] about Google isn’t evil, Google is sneaky.
The more ghetto, the better! A combination of ‘creative constraints’ and approaching a ‘MacGyver’ approach to life:[Read more…] about In Praise of a Ghetto Lifestyle
It is totally fine that we are anti-meat from a moral, ethical, or an environmental perspective.
However … if we are hard, scientific and empirical … we should NOT assert “definitively” that high consumption of red meats is “bad” for oneself.
My thoughts:[Read more…] about Anti-Meat Consumption as an Environmental, Ethical, and Moral Issue // Not a Health Issue
More important than what you eat is what you decide NOT to eat. A ‘via negativa’ approach to health. My thoughts:[Read more…] about What I *Don’t* Eat
The rationale and logic behind flexing:[Read more…] about Why I Flex
What I eat, how I eat, and when I eat:[Read more…] about WHAT I EAT
A new thought:
Perhaps better to adopt a ‘ghetto’ lifestyle than to strive to adopt for an Uber-fancy lifestyle.
My thoughts:[Read more…] about IN PRAISE OF GHETTO LIVING
Fundamental concepts of photography entrepreneurship:[Read more…] about Presentation Slides PDF: Photography Entrepreneurship 101 by ERIC KIM
Pragmatic thoughts on loving your body:[Read more…] about HOW TO LOVE YOUR BODY
Greatness exists, perfection doesn’t.[Read more…] about SEEK GREAT, NOT PERFECT.
I feel this is an inconvenient truth that nobody really likes to think or believe:
[Read more…] about 90% of Success is Marketing, 10% is Skill.
The fact is this — 90% of your success as an entrepreneur, photographer, etc is based on your marketing prowess, and 10% is based on your “skill” (how good you are as an artist and photographer).
What is ‘bias‘? Bias means ‘slant’ (oblique). This means:
Everyone’s opinion will ALWAYS have a slant, no matter what.
Or in other words:
Philosophically, all humans, corporations, institutions, governments, etc will ALWAYS have a bias.
Thus the question:
Should we as a society ‘allow’ bias, or how should we approach or attack it?
So my thought:
Perhaps we should just be more TRANSPARENT about bias.
For example:[Read more…] about All is Biased.
A large step towards (good) progressive thoughts:
What is nuance? Some thoughts:[Read more…] about Nuance.
One of the greatest philosophical tools in our philosophical toolkit:
The philosophical framework of ‘falsification’
Or in other words:
[Read more…] about The Philosophy of Falsification
Knowing that science can only FALSIFY things (mark things as UN-TRUE) than to “prove” anything to be positively “true”.
My road to fame:[Read more…] about How I Became So Famous
If you’re thinking about photography entrepreneurship ideas, you’re already a photography entrepreneur. Some basic ideas:[Read more…] about Photography Entrepreneurship Ideas
Let us adopt the Steve Jobs notion of the ‘reality distortion field’. You can distort and mould reality to your wishes. Don’t be the slave of reality; become the master.[Read more…] about Let Reality Mould Itself to You
Some ways in which working out at the park is actually better and superior to working out at the gym:[Read more…] about Is Working Out at the Park Superior to Working Out at the Gym?
In praise of symmetry and congruency in human affairs:[Read more…] about Congruency in Human Affairs
One simple way to make the world a better place:
Love others as you would want others to love you.
[Read more…] about Love Others as You Would Want Others to Love You
Don’t hate on others as you don’t want others to hate unto you.
[Read more…] about WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAKE THE WORLD A ‘BETTER’ PLACE?
Share your turbo thoughts which inspire and motivate others.
From age 21 (when I started my first 9-5 tech job), I started to get really bad back pain (specifically lower-back pain). I since then got rid of it. How did I do it? My story:[Read more…] about HOW I GOT RID OF MY BACK PAIN
Why notions of ‘race’ are fallacious and hugely problematic:[Read more…] about ERIC KIM Critique of Race
You cannot “control+z” and undo reality. We can only bravely march forward. My thoughts:[Read more…] about HOW TO THRIVE DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES
Wisdom is the goal, not “intelligence”.
Or in other words, almost everything visual with light is photography.[Read more…] about Photography is Writing with Light
Certainly there is a social function to gossip. To spread useful information about the legitimacy or trustworthiness of a person.
However it seems in modern times, we love to gossip about others as a form of self entertainment, sport, or fun. Why? Some thoughts:[Read more…] about Why Gossip?
Some reasons I’ve been using DuckDuckGo.com (instead of Google) and also not following the news and social media, and also being highly suspicious of Wikipedia is this:
[Read more…] about Hidden Information
All “facts” are politicized weapons. You can always skew the statistics and “facts” in whatever direction you want.
If you truly have any real beliefs. you must have the courage and audacity to put your real life face on it.[Read more…] about Put Your Face On It
When determining the position or opinion of someone else (or that of yourself) always examine your ground truth — the simple facts you consider self-evident and true. The basis in which your philosophy lies, and the basis and foundation in which you can build up your intellectual ideas.
The soul ain’t some random gaseous substance which can exist independently of your body. No. Your body is your soul, and your soul is your body.
Which means: when your body dies, your soul dies too.[Read more…] about The Body is the Soul
There is no ultimate purpose to life. Your purpose is self-directed.[Read more…] about What is the Purpose of Life?
If people were more vain and into themselves… wouldn’t they leave others alone more?[Read more…] about In Praise of Extreme Self-Vanity